Whatever happened to Assembly Democrats’ pledge to cut N.J.’s sky-high property taxes?

assetContent (75)TRENTON — Minutes after being sworn in for his ninth term in January 2014, Assembly Majority Lou Greenwald pledged that the time had come for real property tax reform. “Let us join together. Let us do the unthinkable and prove the cynics wrong. Let us attack New Jersey’s property tax crisis once and for all,” Greenwald… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Legislature, NJ State Legislature, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. election season begins as more than 100 file for primary Assembly races

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TRENTON — New Jersey’s election season officially kicked off Monday, with 177 major-party candidates filing to run for state Assembly seats — including a flock of contenders who will battle in hotly contested primaries in Hudson and Union counties. All 80 seats in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature are up for grabs this… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , | Comments Off

N.J. senator who was close to Christie criticizes him in Senate speech

assetContentTRENTON — State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos did not vote to buck the governor today when Democrats unsuccessfully tried to override his veto of the Port Authority legislation. But Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), who had been a personal friend of Christie’s and one of his chief allies in the Legislature, today demonstrated just how much their relationship has deteriorated… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Joe Kyrillos, New Jersey, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Republican Senators Stick With Christie

Override of Governor’s Veto of Port Authority Reforms Fails

Posted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Senate fails to override Christie veto of Port Authority reform bill

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TRENTON — Despite overwhelming bi-partisan support for a Port Authority reform bill approved in November, the state Senate today failed to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of the bill. After nearly an hour of impassioned debate, Senators voted 25-14 for the override, two votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn the veto. State Sen.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Amick: Could upcoming Port Authority override vote break Christie’s long veto streak?

assetContent (56)Gov. Chris Christie has a remarkable winning streak going, one unmatched by any other New Jersey governor. He’s vetoed more than 350 bills during his five-plus years in Trenton, according to a Wall Street Journal count. And, in spite of the fact that the Legislature is controlled by the Democrats, a party other than his own,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Art Gallagher, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Port Authority | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Why are road, bridge and transit projects so expensive in NJ? Sen. Mike Doherty wants answers

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Why do roads, bridges and transit projects cost so much to build in New Jersey? State Senator Michael Doherty, R-Warren, has proposed a bill to try and answer that question and recommend ways to cut those costs. His bill to form a State Transportation Analysis Task Force will attempt to answer findings in a recent Reason… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Watch Christie’s Budget Address Live

Faced with an unexpected Court Order yesterday requiring a pension payment of $1.57 billion by the end of June and with a national media glare upon him, Governor Chris Christie will deliver his Annual Budget Address to a joint session of the New Jersey Legislature this afternoon at 2 p.m.

You can watch the address here live, courtesy of NJTV and Youtube:

 

Posted: February 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

N.J. lawmakers warn of ‘draconian’ budget cuts after judge’s pension decision

assetContent (32)TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers warned of potential “draconian” budget cuts to come up with $1.57 billion if the state is forced to make a full pension payment this year. A state Superior Court judge ruled today that unions are entitled to that payment as part of a 2011 pension overhaul law passed by the Democratic-led… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ Judiciary, NJ State Legislature, Pensions | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

State investigating shore home dispute between N.J. lawmaker’s husband, coastal charity

assetContentTRENTON — The state Attorney General’s Office is investigating the dispute between Assemblywoman Linda Stender’s husband and a Monmouth County charity that claims the Stenders tried to take advantage of it to transform a damaged bungalow into a luxury shore home, NJ Advance Media has learned. As part of the investigation, authorities are looking into whether… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, NJ Democrats, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »